Author: Tait McGregor

Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale team up with Smirnoff to present Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard

December 3, 2020

Lime Cordiale are kicking off our summer with their very own festival, teaming up with Smirnoff to bring you Smirnoff Seltzer Party Yard. It’s the drink of the minute, seltzers, crossing over with the band of the minute; and it’s set to be a line-up you won’t forget. The Northern beaches brothers are known for […]

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Interview: Mason Watts on “Enough’s Enough”, heartbreak and working with Sheppard

December 3, 2020

With just three singles under his belt, Mason Watts is one of the most exciting pop up-and-comers in the Australian industry at this moment. His heart-wrenching vocals have already scored him commercial radio plays as well as opening for the likes of Missy Higgins, Dami Im and Lime Cordiale,plus over 500K streams on Spotify. His latest offering, […]

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Live Review: Ocean Alley + Jack River + Ruby Fields + Jack Botts – Qudos Bank Arena (28.11.20)

December 1, 2020

Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena saw the largest live music event in Australia since March on Saturday night (28th). As expected, this arena show looked very different to a pre-covid world with the crowd capped to 6,000 in the 21,000 person arena, but the quality of music and the eagerness in the crowd was not diminished. […]

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Interview: Azure Ryder on Crazy With The Light, her family roots and songwriting

November 20, 2020

Azure Ryder‘s tale of discovery is beyond the wildest dreams of any musician. When a friend posted a video of the young singer at BluesFest on her Instagram story a few years ago, she captioned it with a line about Azure having “the most beautiful voice”. By chance, her now-manager viewed the story and was instantly […]

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Tim Minchin

WATCH: Tim Minchin on Apart Together, online dating, death and Briggs

November 19, 2020

It may surprise you that Tim Minchin, despite his bounty of accolades including Helpmann Awards, Oliviers, Logies and an Order of Australia, is yet to release a debut studio album. That is until now! Off the back of some devastating blows – his Los Angeles production of Larrikins was shut down after spending four years developing […]

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Cry Club

Interview: Cry Club on God I’m Such A Mess, their diehard fans, and being a Leo

November 13, 2020

Cry Club were crowned the most-played artists on triple j‘s Unearthed Radio last year for good reason. This dynamic punk pop duo are epitomised by ‘sweaty glitter’, reminiscent of their trademark glitter tears and the aftermath of their live shows; and have amassed a loyal and loud fanbase eager for more. Jonathan Tooke and Heather Riley have […]

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Client Liaison

Interview: Client Liaison on “Intervention”, their upcoming album and the US election

November 13, 2020

Monte Morgan and Harvey Miller are on the forefront of intersecting fashion, experience and music; creating Client Liaison. Known for their well-woven and beloved references to 80s Australian culture both lyrically and aesthetically, the duo have shaped an immersive world for their listeners. From their touring music festival, Expo Liaison, to their highbrow merchandise that’s […]

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THIS THAT Festival have announced their 2021 all-Aussie lineup featuring Hayden James

November 12, 2020

We’re sitting here with our glitter paint and vintage ski jackets we’d prepped for Splendour, wistfully hoping that summer festival season will be fruitful enough to absolutely SEND IT. And I’m here to tell you it’s very well possible!! THIS THAT Festival have just announced their juicy lineup for their February 2021 dates, and it’s […]

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Interview: Chase Zera on “Over Here”, producing and running her own race

November 12, 2020

“Over Here” is the latest single from electro-pop princess Chase Zera. With three singles under her belt for 2020, Chase is giving fans the dance floor they need right now, with “Over Here” being the headline track of the party. Luckily for listeners, she has just announced an intimate and acoustic performance in celebration of […]

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Interview: Sloan Peterson on being a rebel teen, religious faith and strange nightmares.

November 11, 2020

Sloan Peterson is your nostalgic 60s- 70s-infused pop dream (if her Ferris Bueller moniker didn’t already tip you off). It’s a new era for Peterson, having recently inked a deal with Warner Music to begin what she’s calling “Sloan 2.0”. Her debut single with the label, “Nightmare”, has given us an insight into what to […]

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Track of the Day: Fletcher Gull “City Is Busy” (2020)

November 10, 2020

Fletcher Gull‘s “City Is Busy” is a clashtastic anthem of gritty synths and kaleidoscopic production, quickly coming off the back of his 2020 EP, Remember That You’re Gone. The single is heavy-handed in the best sense – think the soundtrack to your fly-kick in the air landing in a superhero floor punch. It’s adolescent angry, […]

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Track of the Day: Nearly There “You Make Me High” (2020)

November 9, 2020

Nearly There is the latest project by music extraordinaire Jackson McRae. If you don’t recognise the name, you’ll have most certainly come across his work having collaborated on the likes of George Alice‘s “Stuck In A Bubble”, Japanese Wallpaper‘s GLOW LP, and Allday‘s “After All This Time”. McRae is a session musician, musical director and producer/engineer, […]

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Interview: Aloe Blacc on All Love Everything, meeting his wife, and working with Avicii.

November 5, 2020

Aloe Blacc was thirty one when “I Need A Dollar” became an international phenomenon. Since then, the genre-less singer has presented good-time track after good-time track with raging success (take “Wake Me Up” with Avicii, or “Brooklyn In The Summer” as examples). He even dropped a whole Christmas album – a testament to Aloe’s pursuit of […]

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Interview: Sheldon Riley on coming out, self-love and his debut single “More Than I”

November 5, 2020

You might recognise Sheldon Riley from your TV screens, having competed in The Voice Australia Seasons 7 and 8, and recently came back from wowing international audiences on America’s Got Talent Season 15. With an impressive fanbase garnered through his television appearances, the demand is high for Sheldon’s original work to be released into the world. Luckily for […]

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Interview: will hyde on with u in mind., mental health and launching his solo project.

October 29, 2020

Melbourne’s will hyde (stylised lowercase) has officially released his highly anticipated debut EP with you in mind. (out now). The incredibly personal pop release is the first chapter in this 20-year-old’s solo pursuit, featuring hits “easy for u.” and “dark until september.”, all birthed through heartbreak and self-discovery. hyde’s production background from his past project SŸDE […]

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Interview: MID CITY on “Liar Liar”, hot sauce and intense AirBnBs.

October 23, 2020

MID CITY are your Good Time Guys. Song after song, they simply make you want to jump around and dance with overwhelmingly positive vibes that nowadays come with a tinge of longing for a solid dance floor. With a surprisingly large German fanbase, the four-piece was set for a year of European tours and non-stop travel. […]

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Interview: Nothing But Thieves on Moral Panic, politics and touring the world

October 23, 2020

Nothing But Thieves are the English five-piece keeping the early 2010s rock sound alive and adaptive. In a cohort including We The Kings, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, Fall Out Boy, The All-American Rejects, and My Chemical Romance, heavy-weights Nothing But Thieves stand out to exemplify their ability to reinvent the genre with every release. Their […]

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Track of the Day: Hacky Sack “Exaggerating” (2020)

October 22, 2020

Hacky Sack is the latest COVID-born project on the scene, created by Huck Hastings and Sachin Burns, who met through their mutual love of well-crafted pop songs while working evening shifts at a Bondi Beach bookshop cafe. These Sydneysiders came together from their respective music pursuits – Hastings’ eponymous solo work and Burns from Run […]

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Interview: Ball Park Music on their eponymous album, recording in summer and the Big Prawn

October 22, 2020

Ball Park Music are undoubtably one of the biggest indie pop-rock bands in the Australian music scene. With their sixth studio album on the way and over a decade of packing out shows, the Brisbane five-piece have shown no signs of becoming irrelevant. In fact, their upcoming 13-show residency at The Triffid has just a handful […]

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Interview: The Wicked Messenger on “You Don’t Love Me Anymore”, cats on leashes and forming their project

October 20, 2020

The Wicked Messenger are bringing toe-tapping Americana folk back into business with their latest release, “You Don’t Love Me Anymore”, a wholesome and light-hearted track infused with a nod to blues. Partners Jimi Beavis and Janey Mac have teamed up with Brisbane producer Jamie Trevaskis to create a song we’d liken to a familiar hug […]

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WATCH: Young Franco on “Two Feet”, manicures and moving to Sydney

October 1, 2020

Young Franco has been making iso-2020 feel like we’re still ripping up a dance floor on the weekends even though in reality, we’re just vacuuming. His tracks are iconically electro-disco dance brushed with a stroke of hip hop that makes it impossible to sit still while listening. This year’s phenomenally successful track “Juice” feat. Pell […]

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Interview: Alex Hosking on “Fake Friends”, writing for other artists and her solo project

September 29, 2020

Adelaide-born Alex Hosking is a name you might not have heard, but you’ll know her songs. As a songwriter with credits alongside Vera Blue, The Preatures, The McClymonts, M-Phazes and Jess & Matt, she’s now dishing out more tracks from her solo project. Having amassed impressive international airplay and charting success with her feature on […]

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Interview: San Cisco on Between You and Me, writing happy songs and isolation

September 4, 2020

San Cisco are staples in the Australian music industry – you’d be hard-pressed to find an Aussie music lover who hasn’t come across this three-piece Western Australia band. Their latest full-length album, Between You and Me, follows the recent release of their Flaws EP which housed singles ‘Reasons’, ‘Skin’ and their most vulnerable song to […]

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Josh Pyke

Interview: Josh Pyke on seizing opportunities, anxiety and ROME.

August 27, 2020

Josh Pyke is a staple in the Australian music industry. With a career spanning close to two decades, he’s dog-eared many chapters in the music scene with his work, and has played his part in the careers of many other celebrated Aussie musicians such as Angie McMahon, Alex Lahey and Gordi as a mentor through […]

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Troye Sivan’s new EP In A Dream is just one of his many iso-accomplishments

August 20, 2020

Despite the relentless chaos 2020 has thrown everyone’s way, Troye Sivan manages to mould it to himself and wear it with ease. It comes as no surprise – the 25-year-old megastar has been adapting to walk through open doors his entire life. It’s how he can bill himself as a YouTuber-turned-actor-turned-global-pop-sensation and how we’re only […]

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Briggs

Interview: Briggs on Always Was, pub trivia, and The Simpsons

August 20, 2020

Briggs, or Senator Briggs as he’s referred to as, has been charging through this year churning out project after project like the world was never in disarray. On top of his huge collaboration with Tim Minchin on “HouseFyre”, Briggs has also penned a children’s book and is gearing up to release his first body of […]

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Glass Animals

Interview: Glass Animals on Dreamland, vulnerability and recurring nightmares

August 7, 2020

Glass Animals are making their return with their third studio album, Dreamland, which presents an unusually personal collection of songs for frontman Dave Bayley. Previously, Bailey focused on other people’s narratives – How To Be A Human Being was inspired by interviews he conducted with strangers along their ZABA tour.  This time Bayley turned the […]

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Interview: Aya Yves on “Smart Girls”, creative direction and tattoos

August 6, 2020

Aya Yves was introduced to the Australian music scene with her dark pop track “(in)Sanity”, which flexed her natural control over an acrobatics of vocals. Her latest offering, “Smart Girls” is equally impressive as it takes its audience on a journey through stripping back and rebuilding, layering an earworm plucked guitar and deep piano chords with […]

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Emalia

Interview: Australia’s next R&B queen Emalia on “Suga Rush”, toxic relationships and mental health

July 30, 2020

Emalia is Australia’s next R&B queen. Think a 2020s Ciara or Ashanti. It’s about time our Aussie music scene crowned a local Alicia Keys and Emalia would easily qualify as a frontrunner. Over the past year, this Sydney singer has released four incredible R&B-pop singles that take her listeners through a darker journey of lust and […]

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Isaiah Firebrace shares five songs that changed his life

July 29, 2020

Isaiah Firebrace rose to national prominence after taking out the top spot on The X Factor Australia in 2016. The following year, he broke onto the global stage representing Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final with his single “Don’t Come Easy”, placing ninth. At just 20-years-old, this certified-Platinum singer has accomplishments under his belt that […]

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